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Framed print of Henry Clay
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Print; Prints; Art; Decor; Decoration; Clay, Henry
Deep rectangular wooden frame contains print of Henry Clay. He wears a dark suit and large bow tie with a high-collared white shirt. L 15" x W 13 1/2".
Presidential Box where Lincoln was shot, Ford's Theater
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Theatrical productions; Assassinations; Civil War; Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865;
The Presidential Box at Ford’s Theater in Washington D.C. looks much the same today as it did on the night of April 14, 1865, when John Wilkes Booth assassinated Abraham Lincoln.
Perdew Mallard Drake Decoy
Decoys; Ducks; Perdew, Charles, 1874-1963; Illinois River; Carving; Hunting
A mallard drake decoy made of polychromed carved wood with a lead keel weight on the bottom reading "HENRY ... PERDEW ... ILL". The head is green with a yellow beak, reddish brown chest, a white ring around...
Perdew Mallard Hen Decoy
Decoys; Carving; Illinois River; Ducks; Hunting; Perdew, Charles, 1874-1963;
A mallard hen duck decoy of polychromed carved wood with a lead keel weight on the bottom that reads "HENRY...PERDEW...ILL". The hen is varying shades of brown with a blue patch on each wing. Dimensions...
1914 Model T Ford
Automobiles; Cars; Land transportation; Detroit, Michigan
A black, four-passenger, three-door car, with a black leather top, a two-piece folding windshield, and four black leather seats. On the exterior are two running boards, two headlights, one rear lantern-shaped...
Perdew Ringneck Drake Decoy
Decoys; Ducks; Carving; Hunting; Illinois River; Perdew, Charles, 1874-1963;
A painted ringneck drake decoy carved by Charles Perdew. There are holes in the bottom where a keel weight would attach. The drake is brown on its back with a black chest and head area. The underside is...
Perdew Ringneck Hen Decoy
Decoys; Ducks; Carving; Illinois River; Perdew, Charles, 1874-1963; Hunting
A painted ringneck hen decoy carved by Charles Perdew. The hen is painted brown with distinct feathers on the top, sides and tail painted in a tan and darker brown paint. The head is turned slightly to...
Colleen Moore's Fairy Castle
Castles; Movie stars; Films; Movies; Motion pictures; Architecture; Miniatures; Fairy tales; Fairies; Hollywood, California
Colleen Moore's Fairy Castle is 8 feet, 7 inches in length; 8 feet, 2 inches wide; with the tallest tower standing at 7 feet, 7 inches. It has intricate systems of running water and electricity. It is...
The Stanley of 1861
Political cartoons; New Hampshire Republican; Stanley, Henry M., 1841-1904; Livingstone, David, 1813-1873
Image from the New Hampshire Republican, v. 1 n. 4 (1890), [p. 7-8]. "THE STANLEY OF 1861 THROWING THE SUNLIGHT OF FREEDOM ON A DARK CONTINENT".
Perdew Fancy Duck Call
Ducks; Decoys; Hunting; Perdew, Charles, 1874-1963; Carving; Illinois River
A wooden duck call with carved decoration of three ducks (one hen and two drakes) in flight around the body. The initials DGB (Donald G. Beste) are carved in strong relief on one end. A light green plastic...
Old North Church, Boston
Boston, MA; Revere, Paul, 1734-1818; Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882; Midnight ride; One if by land; American Revolution; Tories
The Old North Church was built in 1723. It is the oldest church building in Boston.
Centennial Coin, 1889
Coins; U.S. Mint; U.S. Constitution; Washington, George, 1732-1799
Profile of George Washington, with UNITED STATES OF AMERICA above and IN GOD WE TRUST below. There is a hole near the top edge.
Courthouses; French Colonial Period; French Colonial District; Vertical log construction; Cahokia, Illinois
Images of Cahokia Courthouse from different angles
B.F. Harris, II House, Champaign, Illinois - a selection of images
Cattle; Railway; Banks; Household; Houses; Housing; Champaign, Illinois; Champaign County, Illinois
Different views of the B.F. Harris II House.
Lincoln Life Mask
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 Volk, Leonard Wells, 1828-1895 Douglas, Stephen A., 1813-1861
Life mask of Abraham Lincoln created by the sculptor Leonard Wells Volk in 1860. In 1855, Stephen A. Douglas introduced Volk to Lincoln, who sat for a life mask by Volk in 1860, shortly before the presidential...
Ford; Industrialization; Wrenches; Assembly-line methods; Automobiles; Chesebro Blacksmith Shop; Blacksmithing; Model T;
Two headed wrench, marked "Ford" on the obverse, "1917" on the reverse. Probably used for a Model T. Found in the Chesebro blacksmith shop.
Frederick Lutz letter to Louise
Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939; Lutz, Frederick; Albacete, Spain; Soldiers
Three page handwritten letter from Frederick Lutz to Louise, dated March 21, 1937. Lutz was an American volunteer during the Spanish Civil War. Letter from Frederick Lutz to Louise, dated March 21, 1937....
The gun that killed Lincoln
Derringer; Assassinations; Ford's Theater; Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865; Civil War; Arms & armament; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
On the evening of April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth fired this small derringer into the back of Abraham Lincoln’s head, inflicting a mortal wound. Lincoln was attending a play at Ford's Theater. The...
Printing Press, c. 1830
Abolition movement; Slaves; Newspapers; Abolition movement; Publishing industry; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865;
The noted abolitionist Elijah P. Lovejoy (1802-37) is believed to have owned this press, which is in the collection of the Chicago Historical Society.
The room where Lincoln died
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865; Petersen House; Ford's Theater;
The Petersen rooming house was across the street from Ford’s Theater. Lincoln was carried there after he was shot. He lived through the night and died early the next morning.
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